On the last Saturday in September the smell of beef fills the air and more than 12,000 people fill the streets of downtown Minocqua. For over 50 years, Beef-a-Rama™ has been a premiere event drawing visitors back year after year to join in on the one-of-a kind fun you can only find in the Northwoods.
Roasters begin cooking their signature beefs before dawn. Herds of creative festival goers dressed in cow-themed costumes start packing downtown early for the 10K and 5K Rump Roast Run and Walk along Lake Minocqua, live music, & Prime Choice Craft Show featuring more than 70 vendors.
Mooo-ve on down to Torpy Park to grab a roast beef sandwich and watch the Beef Eating Contest and Cow Pie Plop.
Event times subject to change. Please check beefarama.com and our Facebook page frequently for updates
or download our Beef-a-Rama™ app FREE on Google Play or iPhone.
10am-Noon Live Radio Broadcast with WRJO at the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce
8am-Noon Official Beef-A-Rama™ Early Apparel Sales at the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce
6pm-9pm Lakeland Rotary Rump Roast Run registration at American Legion Hall
6:30-9:30 pm Live Music The Influence sponsored by The Minocqua Island Business Association at Torpy Park
7 am Rump Roast Run Registration at the Lakeland Union High School
7:30 am Street Closure Begins
7am-8pm Shuttles Run ($5 per person) from Lakeland Union High School, Hribar Corporation/Truck Country, & Trig’s RV Parking
8:15 am Lakeland Rotary’s Calf Mile Run for Kids at Lakeland Union High School
9 am Lakeland Rotary's Rump Roast Run starts at Lakeland Union High School
9am-3pm Live Radio Broadcast by WRJO at Chamber Tent across from Torpy Park
9am-3pm Cow Pie Plop, Beer Garden, sponsored by Lakeland Hawks Ice Arena by Copper Top Cafe
9am-5pm Prime Choice Craft Show on the lower level of Torpy Park
9am-5pm 55th annual Official Beef-A-Rama™ apparel sales across from Torpy Park & in Downtown Minocqua
10am-9:00 pm Lakeland Rotary Beer Garden and Dunk Tank on Chicago Street
10am-5:00 pm Cross Country Cruisers Beer Garden, Bouncy Houses for Kids, and Music by Pole Cat and Lace
10am-9:00 pm Minocqua Lions Club Beer Garden, Corn Roast at Torpy Park
10 am–5:00 pm Chamber of Commerce Official Beef-A-Rama™ Sandwich Sales, Merchandise, and Beer Garden across from Torpy Park
10am-5:00 pm Henna, Face painting, Glitter Painting by Copper Top Cafe
10am-12pm Live Music by Kelly Jackson at the Rotary Beer Garden on Chicago Street
10am-4pm Kraft’s Kuddly Kritters Petting Zoo at Veterans Park
11am-3pm Live Music by Tuck Pence at Torpy Park
11am-2:15 pm 55th annual ‘Top all ‘Round Winner’ Roasting Competition along Oneida Street
11:00 am Beef Eating Contest at Torpy Park sponsored by Associated Bank
Noon-3:15 pm Live Music by Double Barrel at Torpy Park
Noon-3:00 pm Live Music by Scott Kirby and the Applelove Allstars at the Rotary Beer Garden on Chicago Street
2:30 pm ‘Top all ‘Round Winner’ Roasting Competition Awards Ceremony at Torpy Park Pavilion
3:15 pm -4 pm Lip Sync Battle at Redman Realty on Oneida Street
3:00-5:00 pm Live Music by Brad Emmanuel at the Rotary Beer Garden on Chicago Street
5 pm Street Open to Traffic
3:30-7:30 pm Live Music Double Barrel sponsored by the Minocqua Lions Club at Torpy Park
5-9:00 pm Live Music Whitehouse Players at the Rotary Beer Garden on Chicago Street
Interested in being part of the Moo Crew?
Please contact us for volunteer opportunities available.
Contact: The Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone - 715-356-5266